IELTS Speaking Partners
Aug30

IELTS Speaking Partners

If you want to improve your speaking skills for the IELTS exam, you need to practice often. It can be hard for some students to find a person to practice with because no one they know speaks fluent English. Sure, you can practice with a teacher or tutor, but that usually costs money. So how do you find an IELTS speaking partner for free? Why Find a Speaking Partner? Improving your speech for the IELTS speaking exam requires daily...

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Describe something you often do in the evening [IELTS Speaking Part 2]
Aug23

Describe something you often do in the evening [IELTS Speaking Part 2]

In today’s IELTS speaking lesson we will look at another cue card. This one asks the candidate to “describe something you often do in the evening.” I will guide you through analyzing the question, structuring an answer, choosing the right language, and finally give you my own sample answer. Reading the Cue Card Ok, let’s begin by looking at the cue card: Describe something you often do in the evening. You...

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The BIG List of IELTS Speaking Questions [by topic]
Jun16

The BIG List of IELTS Speaking Questions [by topic]

Below are dozens of IELTS speaking questions. These are arranged by topic, and perfect for IELTS students who want to do some speaking practice. Enjoy! Family & Relationships Part 1 Tell me something about your family. What do you like doing most with your family? Who are you close to in your family? In what way is your family important to you? Part 2 Describe a close friend. You should say: How long you have known this person How...

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Describe a Memorable Holiday
Jun12

Describe a Memorable Holiday

Today I’m going to show you how to form a good answer for IELTS speaking part 2. I will show you how to analyze the question, make notes, and then give a satisfactory answer. Question Here is the cue card we will use today: Describe a memorable holiday. You should say: when you went on this holiday where you went what you did and explain why it is memorable. Normally, there isn’t much analysis needed for an IELTS speaking...

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IELTS Speaking Topic: Childhood
May23

IELTS Speaking Topic: Childhood

Childhood is one of those somewhat common IELTS topics, and may appear in any of the three parts of the speaking exam. You can expect to be asked about your childhood memories, including ideas like friendship and hobbies, as well as more difficult questions about childhood in general. IELTS Vocabulary for Childhood There is not a lot of vocabulary that is essential for the IELTS speaking topic of childhood. Most of it is actually...

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5 ways to improve your pronunciation for IELTS at home
May14

5 ways to improve your pronunciation for IELTS at home

Today I’m going to tell you how you can improve your pronunciation for IELTS without the help of a teacher or study partner. By doing these five simple exercises, your pronunciation will get better, and as a result, your IELTS band score will increase. Why Does Pronunciation Matter? The IELTS speaking test is marked in four parts, and each of them are worth 25% of your speaking score. You guessed it, pronunciation is one of...

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